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to be here today. i'd like to introduce our special guest, lieutenant government gavin newsome. it (applause) at the thank you. >> also represent state mark malone's office tom ammiano. (applause) * >> all will return momentarily, i'm sure. paul henderson, representing mayor ed lee's office. [laughter] >> and to my right, i have the open house, our state association vice president and i'm sure other names, past president san francisco chapter. we have lots of our membership here including a couple of board members, kerry greenberg from fresno. [speaker not understood] is here. we have two representatives from san mateo county, barbara arieta and mike miller. i know people. at this time i'd like to say a few words about the california grand jurors association. it's an all volunteer group, 501(c) (3) dedicated to promoting the participation in the grand jury system, qualifies applicants to be grand jurors, bidthv awareness so we have consumers of the grand jury's product, report. at this point i'd like to turn it over for some lengthy introductions. >> thank you. thank you, keith. welcome, eve
, a justice department official told a house judiciary subcommittee that the government is open to the idea of requiring warrants for obtaining electronic communications during criminal investigations but added that there are situations where the warrant should not be required. the hearing was looking at revisions for the 1986 electronic communications privacy act. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> subcommittee on crime, terrorism and homeland security will come to order. the chair recognizes himself for five minutes for the opening statement. the electronics privacy at this complicated and outdated, and largely unconstitutional. it made sense when it was drafted but the role of the internet and electronics communication in the daily lives is vastly different than it was during the reagan administration ended needed reforms to better protect privacy, to allow the growth of electronic communications without compromising the needs of law enforcement. 1986, therafted in same year that fox news was and president reagan launched a strike of khadafi. marcus unterberg was one year old. the world
. can you imagine how this is going to northbound this is a nightmare. this is so the federal government can hire millions of people to make this legislation possible. it's idiotic. they should break it and start all over. >> 2200 pages turned into 20,000 so far. i remember when president clinton saiddy not have sex with that woman. president obama setd this will not add a single dime to the deficit. >> look, it's going to bring down health care costs. it's amazing people hate so much something that has barely taken effect. most hasn't gone into effect. the american people when asked about the specific provisions in the affordable care act like it. they like tax credits for small businesses to pay for insurance, they like cling the medicare donut hole, they like kids staying on insurance. 80% of people like those and less than 50% know they are in the bill. so stop smearing the bill to tell people wh's really in it. >> talk about why this didn't kick in. we had to wait until it got voted back in. they wrote this so that once he's in all the crabby stuff comes out. stuff we're two years i
the federal government can hire millions of people to make this legislation possible. it's idiotic. they should break it around started all over. >> eric: and remember when president clinton said that it would not add to the debt and now it's trillion dollars? >> it's amazing people hate so much of it. let's note the american people when asked about the specific provisions in the affordable care act actually like it. they like tax credits for small insurance and closing the medicare loopholes and 80% of like those things and less than 50% know they are in the bill. >> let's talk about why this is going to kick in. eric they purposely wrote this thing, once it is in all the crappy things come out. knows what is going to happen to medicare costs and medicare or anything like that. good luck trying to find a doctor or nurse. they did this in purpose. they bam, smacked you with this. >> eric: that 80% of the people are okay with this? >> are they going to be okay when their premiums okay when they rise 100%. honestly this is birthday party, take this birthday present and bring it back
the government fears contagion. it starts doing naughty things. this is limiting how much those folks can take out once they can get out the money. it is enacting sweeping measures that are raising eyebrows worldwide. banks rethinking even being there. paying customers wanting to get out of there. it is a mess. in these next 72 hours, cyprus officials are very lelia. they are working overtime to contain this mess. let me put it this way. cyprus is no longer an island. cyprus is a tsunami. it scares me customers worldwide. that is what they are hoping to avoid this weekend. it depends on whether they deal with this. going to john brown, and our own nicole petallides on whether they can and will. nicole kno of what she speaks. her parents are from cyprus and she has visited there many times or so. these are wholly times. >> i am so glad that you're painting it in the proper way. this is .2% of europe's gdp. it is a small island and it is being menial to so many. but it paints a picture of what is going on there. which is catastrophic. you go in there and you are talking about confiscating peles
the government is looking out for them people, they have health care coverage for it insurance companies know when they go to the system, they are out of business. i will be glad when we go to a so allpayer system americans will be covered without having to spend their entire welfare covering medical bills. i can't believe americans are so stupid. host: eleanor on our line for dependents. -- independents. caller: it seems like the republicans want to stand up for big business. at least now when the affordable care act, the insurance companies have to pay a larger portion towards patient care, i think that is the report that problem republican have with it. , our line for democrats. are you there? caller: yes. i don't think that what they are doing to obama after they put , inin the chair that we florida, as older people, as you call it, done it worked and paid into it, we need the health thing. i have been on its in putting sinced i have seen -- 1988. i have seen it three or four times change. why do they put any president in and they keep changing it? now, they put obama in their -- there. ,
was crossed. at thisote without point having all the facts there me, that we know syrian government has the capacity to carry out chemical weapon attacks. inknow that there are those the syrian government who have expressed a willingness to use chemical weapons, if necessary, to protect themselves. of anyeply skeptical claim that, in fact, it was the opposition that use chemical weapons. everybody who knows the facts of chemical weapons stockpile inside syria as well as the syrian government could abilities, i think would question those claims. i know they are floating out there right now. point is, once we establish the facts, i have made clear the use of chemical weapons is a game changer. host: in the newspaper this morning, and israel -- this is from a cnn interview -- host: i want to get your reaction and your thoughts on u.s. policy towards syria. the numbers are on your screen -- host: you can also post a comment on facebook or send a twitter. you can send an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. the washington post, obama warns syria on chemical arms -- host: the british-based syrian obse
governors in jail, it's one of the most corrupt governments not just in the country -- time magazine rated the most corrupt goth -- governments in the world. number one was venezuela, number two was north korea, number three was illinois. [laughter] now, illinois' really bad, but if i take a drive about an hour and a half north on i-94, i start to get a smile on my face, and i pass into the dairy state. [cheers and applause] i get a smile because i know i'm in a state that has a leader. a state that has a leader that stood up to special interests, that looked the unions in the eye and made reforms that were not really popular at the time but are now proven effective. conservatives across the country could look to the governor of wisconsin as a model that you could be courageous, be called out, go to a recall and win with more votes than you did the last time. [cheers and applause] as a student, we need more leaders like scott walker. and as conservatives, we need to promote people like scott walker to run for office and encourage them to continue. ladies and gentlemen, i am honored to intr
of government offices and businesses early. traffic jacks and some gridlock across the city. the same time, today was marked by new political uncertainty. lack lab announced provincial elections would be put off for six months. iraqi government sources are telling us now that the delay will be extented for all provinces across iraq. so in some, while the security has mostly improved in iraq over the last few years, the anniversary was a reminder of the darker days. >> bret: yeah, dave, what were you hearing and seeing? what were you hearing from the iraqis? were they shocked by this bombing, the series of bombings? >> guest: i think the bombings came as somewhat of a shock. although, everyone was aware of the anniversary. there have been bombings on previous verses haves, but the same time. the anniversary is a day that marks some upate and anger on the part of iraqis toward we werers. westerns are not so much of a target in iraq anymore. so depth and the amount of bombing was a surprise. certainly the announcement by prime minister al-awlaki was a big surprise. >> bret: what about the sec
and focus on that. the system separate from the government eliminate the model with the private sector benefit from the government guarantee come in many government race, private sector rewards. nature the secondary market was privately financed capital we insist on government funds. the maximum cutting a private sector was not the part of the bill portion of it. historically housing right to recovery. we need an alternative rapidly. thank you. >> the china recognizes general from california, mr. sherman for a minute and a half. >> in the 1930s detroit dat is no federal and home finance it did not work out. then we tried the gse model for organizations run by those reported for profit had a full implicit guarantee. so they took risks to benefit shareholders on the taxpayers, so that is not something we should return to. i'll agree with the chairman but if that's as far as it goes. but i do think we need a federal agency for more than one involved in the market. otherwise we'll see the end of the 30 year mortgage at fixed rates available to average middle-class families. what percentage
, is he up to suing the very government ta bailed his firm out, if you wondered, what about bob? tonight is your chance to hear from bob. on that suit and whether he is in. man many argue is at center of it or not, robert ben mo shea coming up. before that. forget about digging out. on this spending thing washington is digging in. welcome i'm neil cavuto it is one thing for nancy pelosi to say we don't have a spending problem for the president to say there is really no great urgency to balancing the budget or harry reid saying there is no rush too deal with entitlements this year. but for house democrat to double down on spending stupid by pushing more stupid spending, well, you got to wonder. but this is true, they want more stimulus about $200 million more, who can blame them, clearly none of their leaders are trying to stop them or remotely discourage them. and members of pear are not block -- of their party are not exactly blocking them. i don't think their intention was to encourage this. they run for a immediate nicotine spending rush any time they can get it, they d got it,n them
government that any powerful weapon will be secured and destroyed. tois our response ability determine whether this can be done that ensures arms will not fall into terrorist organizations. i'm encouraged the syrian opposition chose the prime minister for exile yesterday. time is of the essence. there are difficult decisions that must be made in the days and weeks ahead. we continue to push for un security council resolution. do we provide military advisers and training? do we provide direct military assistance? if so, what kind? can assad be pushed to accept any negotiated conflict? the use of chemical weapons -- makes this more pressing. the use of chemical weapons by this regime would be horrific. 70,000 slaughtered syrians is terrific. horrific. the discussions we have in this committee are interesting. the fact that this is hard cannot stop us from acting. you and your colleagues know better than anyone there are no easy answers. inaction is not an option. i look forward to your testimony and i yield back. thank you. >> thank you. three minutes to the chairman of the middle east s
on the pump. we also realize between the state and federal government a lot of us are paying 40-plus cents a gallon to build the road that we're wearing out with the gas we put in. that's a user's fee. when i came here and break this down and asked the question, of tax/user rth of gas fee, 18.3 cents a gallon, $1 of that, how much of that actually goes into roads and bridges? and i'll tell you it adds up like this -- then we reduce it a little bit on this number. three cents out of that dollar went for trails for bike trails, snowmobile trails and that sort of thing. 3%. there was a one time $16 million in one of our appropriation bills to do -- to clean graffiti off of the walls, retaining walls in new jersey. and i thought, can't they get their prisoners out there with a wire brush to do that? and 28% going for environmental arciological -- interest, looking for arrowheads and endangered species. can't somebody pay for that rather than the people driving on the roads? when you add davis-bacon to that, another 20%, 22%, so you have 3% for trails, you have 28% for our achepologicl and env
. take 20% of their dough. hard to say. this much is not. it is going to happen. because the government needs the dough. if they still want to get european union dough. it gets weird and complicated. desperate to stay in the euro club. does this ring a bell? it should. no one is taxing the bank holdings, thanks to obamacare, they are going after the other assets. 3.7% on investment sales larger than 100,000 grand. the next time you try to sell your house, trust me. you will hit the roof. think about that. tax not on your income, earned or unearned but your assets. what you have, what you own. your tangible assets. home here, bank account there. is there difference? no. no difference between american government taxing you for medical devices and what it deems as a medical insurance plan. taxing you not on what you make but what you have. the stuff you attain through life of work no, matter when you work or how much you made when you work. stuff you got now. to government, it sees that you have it now and it wants it now and wants you to pay up now. feel for the cri produce citizens who c
want to be? you want to be an individual. you don't want to be part of the government. strive for achievement. how cool is that? that is what you get out to young people today. ref ject government influence. how simple is that? >> eric: is it smart for the g.o.p. and reince priebus is a say we have an autopsy report about what went wrong in the election? >> dana: i think so. there is a lot in the report, 219 recommendations. i don't know why they couldn't have made it, come up with one more. maybe 220. but 219 may be more catchy. i agree on the point every party goes through this. what rush was saying, i remember talking to president bush 41 to ask him is he worried about the future of the republican party. he said look in 1992 after he lost, it took a while for republicans to get their footing but they did after two or three years. they come back in 1994, win big time. same thing in 2010. unshaky. clinton wins again in '96. come back and the republicans have the white house for eight years. there is something in this report that is interesting and bears a discussion on both s
a government shutdown, we update the short- and long-term budget battles. >> sreenivasan: paul solman looks at free trade through the eyes of a classic american brand, getting wet in the global market. >> i know that every surfboard that comes into america comes in duty free. and when i sell a surfboard to australia, japan, europe, its a 20% to 25% duty that they have to pay to get mine. >> brown: we continue our series on how broadband technoly is changing our lives. tonight, a look at chattanooga, tennessee-- home of the nation's fastest internet connections. >> sreenivasan: and, spencer michaels has the story of photo journalists who risked their lives to tell the stories of iraqis in the early days of the war. >> as photographers, we're always looking for ways to communicate the urgency of horrible drama in these situations. >> brown: that's all ahead. on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, a
do hussein was removed, for sure. at the government level, the strategic agreement is still in place, but it would not be wrong to say that the government of see at the moment does not the american presence or influence as an integral part of its political calculation. it was a few years ago when political decisions were taken. they always factored in what the americans fought and that was certainly true. you probably remember when your the ambassador to baghdad. i do not think that is the situation now. i would even ventured to say that there is more wait for what the iranian regime things about political decisions in iraq, whether it is forming a cabinet any other major political decision. thathat does not mean americans have lost all possible influence. i think americans still have a considerable amount of soft power. i think they should use it not only with the government, and they are actually using it, to be fair, in support of civil society. i think in supporting the segment of population who are secular in their outlook, who believe that the separation of religion from the st
. cruze says his dad made it on his own without government assistance. he worked hard and provide for his family and now his son has achieved the american dream. that's the way this country is supposed to work. but president obama himself has a very compelling story to tell. his father abandoned him. he was raised primarily by his maternal grandparents in hawaii. he had few resources. yet, barack obama rose up to become the most powerful man in the world, a stunning achievement. how much the system helped mr. obama is unknown as his college records have been kept private. we don't know the extent of affirmative action. we don't know how much the government subsidized his climb to the top. it would be very helpful to have that information simply to be fair to the president and his vision there is no president obama believes his discuss is is due to government that goes to the famous line "you didn't build that." so the battle lines are now drawn between senator cruise who believes in the free market and small government and president obama who wants the government partially regulate the ec
. >> ( translated ): it is the duty of the israeli government to at least halt the activity so that we can speak of issues. and when we define our borders and their borders together, each side will know its territory in which it can do whatever it pleases. so the issue of settlement is clear. >> warner: but the president said pre-conditions for talks were counter-productive. >> we do not consider continued settlement activity to be constructive, to be appropriate, to be something that can advance the cause of peace. if the only way to even begin the conversations is that we get everything right at the outset, or at least each party is then we're never going to get to the broader issue, which is how do you actually structure a state of palestine that is a sovereign, contiguous, and provide the palestinian people dignity. >> warner: the president also met with young palestinians, many of whom have lost faith in any resolution to the decades- long conflict. back in jerusalem, before a larger crowd of similarly-young israelis the president gave the featured address of his mideast tour. while reitera
entirely by the federal government and state governments and they pay nothing in terms of premiums and or co-pay. in california it's an almost estimated 3 million people will get their health insurance through that vehicle alone. the next vehicle is covered california, which is the individual marketplace for coverage. the federal government establishes what is r called health benefit exchanges, there is a separate exchange for individual and a separate exchange for small business and i will talk about that in a bit. so for covered california, an individual will be able to get coverage. the income threshold is essentially anyone who is not eligible for medicaid. so if your income is above that $16,000 a year, you would be able to get coverage through covered california. now for certain individuals that coverage will be subsidized such that the coverage they had to pay for premiums has been reduced by a federal subsidy. the income threshold for those individuals is essentially for one person, anyone between $16,000 and about $48,000 a year will get care that is subsidized through t
urgent. the state department confirmed the syrian government that has been killing it's own people today fired rockets into lebanon. the u.s. state department calls that a significant escalation. syrian jets and helicopters fired rockets into the north of lebanon into a town with a sunni population, a population that supports the rebels. at it also comes days after the syrian government reported that a large number of militants crossed into lebanon. this new cross-border attack is the latest sign the civil war reportedly killed more than morn 70,000 people and displaced millions of others, is spilling across the region and forcing the united states to consider playing a more direct role in the conflict. the united states recently did give their syrian rebel tens of million ops dollars in medical and humanitarian aid but the u.s. claims it has not joined the gulf arab nations and others in directly arming the opposition. >>> katherine, what are we learning about the strike across the bored center. >> a short time ago the state department confirmed syrian jets struck across the boredder in
the facts before me, that we know the syrian government has the capacity to carry out chemical weapon attacks. we know that there are those in the syrian government who have expressed a willingness to use chemical weapons if necessary to protect themselves. i am deeply skeptical of any claim that in fact it was the opposition that used chemical weapons. the broader point is, is that once we establish the facts, i have made clear that the use of chemical weapons is a game changer. >> warner: both leaders spoke extensively about iran and about the different timetables the countries are on for possible military action to prevent an iranian nuclear weapon. mr. obama said he thinks there is still time for diplomacy but added: >> each country has to make its own decisions when it comes to the awesome decision to engage in any kind of military action. and israel is differently situated than the united states, and i would not expect that the prime minister would make a decision about his country's security and defer that to any other country, any more than the united states would defer our de
and local government have absolutely been desmated by rising healthcare costs, rising pension benefits they're paying out to retirees. this is the last strom they're paying what is left for snow removal, and they may have to ask for more money. the only silver lininges it forces families to stay home. have that dinner table conversation they might rather not have. they're all stuck in a dark room and can't use electronics. so there's so positives. >> neil: there is that. i'm wondering, this whole first quarter of the year has been buffetted by one storm after another and i'm wondering how it's going to affect the overall economy in terms of gdp and big data we get. will it be slower or is the boom you generally get after something like this make up for it? >> well, again, we still have the head wind from the rise in the payroll tax, which is absolutely affecting consumers. also, gdp will be faked. corporate earnings will be affected be the rising dollar and slow european recovery, if there is a recovery. and when we look at the storms, many in the northeast have fallen othe weekends, the ti
of government, government-run pensions, the unionized government work force and bobby jindal with school choice. he's planning this year to abolish the corporate and individual income tax, moving in a very different direction than the national democrats want to and winning elections with that approach. so there's a lot to be learned both by the failure of the romney campaign and the senate races and the successes the republicans have had at the state level. >> host: and we're taking your calls in this segment with grover norquist with americans for tax reform. the phone lines are open. democrats, 202-585-3880. republicans, 202-585-3881. independents, 202-585-3882. grover norquist known as an expert on some of these budget issues. you bring up the senate budget that we saw from budget chairwoman patty murray last week with. talk about that and how you think it compares to paul ryan's budget. >> guest: there are two major differences. they certainly go in different directions. the paul ryan budget balances in ten years and does not raise taxes. patty murray's budget never balances and raises taxe
and believe in because that is the american dream. not government spending and government jobs. but rather a vibrant free enterprise system whereby there are employers who want to hire people to become employees to have careers, to then make this country better and stronger. the way you do that is by lowering government spending. by having a public-private partnership not by having the federal government be responsible for everything from a one-size-fits all health care industry to government control of every part of our lives. yesterday paul ryan very effectively, i believe, came before the house rules committee nd talked about a vision forward. what's very interesting is everybody else talked about let's just stick it to the rich. let's raise taxes trillions of dollars. let's go and stick it to special interests like people who he provide gasoline at the pump. to raise taxes on oil companies. ladies and gentlemen, every time you raise taxes, you raise prices. and every time you race -- raise prices the consumer has to pay more for it. these are the ideas that make america less able to be
a european government is he seizing the private welt alth of citizens. but it has. we've had two terrific weeks and a pullback on friday, but two terrific weeks that took the dow to 14,500. we're expect the market will come down in the first minutes of business today. down maybe 80, 90 points because of the cyprus situation. whoever thought that we'd be sitting here seeing an obscure island in the mediterranean affect our money so sharply. opening trend is indeed down. here we go, they're opening up the stocks and the dow is now down 48, 50 points, 14,400 we're back to now. and get to individual stocks, three big names and now them, apple, blackberry, boeing, all went up last week and i want to start with apple. according to a new analyst survey, apple set to raise its dividend by maybe more than 50%. it doesn't make any difference, it's down two bucks this morning. now, our partners in all things digital reporting that the blackberry chief told an australia newspaper that the iphone is past its prime. it doesn't make any difference, blackberry is down this morning and boeing's rival airb
on this rich guys did not dodge the tax. now a government has broken precedence, by going after what is in their bank account, how long do you think it will be before governments start sniffing around your bank account. frankly, i believe it's not long. think this country, when first federal income tax was just to blender efforts of world war i but it stuck around. or europe. expanded. what started out as a 4% tax for millionaires is now north of 20%, and en snaring, well, everyone. that is what concerns me about this cyprus tax. what the poor saps will discover when the banks reopen in cyprus, run. can't take their money and the government is watching and limiting, and i am kind of worrying. what is going on in this island nation, is a tsunami. bank on it. literally. to rich edison, in cyprus to this nervous night before, hey, rich. >> good evening neil, you have to imagine, folks without access to their banks account will have some tomorrow 8:30 in the morning. for more than a week these folks had closed banks today there was a bit of a lull, in fact that banks were closed not beca
do not know of a family, i do not know of other units of government that as they're trying to wrestle with this question confine themselves to only looking at one side of the balance sheet. but that's what the house budget does. you know, i was thinking about this approach and this question about deficits not long ago, and it struck me that when i look at myself in a mirror, madam president, i always wish that i was thinner. i always wish i was thinner. but i've never once looked in a mirror and wished i was weaker. an all-cuts approach is like looking in a mirror and wishing your weaker because an all-cuts approach placks yo makes you wen education, weaker in defense, by laying people off in jobs, it makes you weaker because your unemployment rate is higher. it is like looking in the mirror and wishing your weaker. we have to be stronger. can we make cuts? sure we can and we have and we'll make more. but we ought to be focused on being stronger, about growing the economy and growing jobs. and that's why the approach that the senate takes is the right approach. because by utilizing re
in the world, but we will make sure there is a record contrast to the government. across theevealed professions, would the prime minister agree that now is the time to look into nursing and whether we should get back to the patient's bedside? >> i think the right hon. gentleman makes an important point. i do not think we want to see de profession was asian. we have seen huge improvements, but i think we have to get back to making sure the patient care is at the heart of nursing. you cannot be a good nurse without those things, and i think we need to return to those values. >> i do not expect you to go into full details. >> when we must get out of this side chamber of using the word you. you refers to the chair. >> i do not expect the prime minister to know the full details against the background, does he think is fair with a 1% increase while they have been at 5%? >> but as a matter of house authorities. the point i would make is public frozen of 1%,have and we do think that is fair. the extraordinary position is a support at 1% increase for public-sector workers, but they think people on where
by the intelligence agencies of governments who did not support my decision to remove saddam and it is true that much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong. >> warner: a report released this month put the cost of iraq's reconstruction at more than $60 billion so far. that on top of 1.7 trillion in estimated war costs according to a recent study by brown university. today some baghdad residents spoke of little progress and expressed anger at the united states. >> the americans did not do anything when they came to iraq. they granted freedom to iraq? what freedom are they talking about? >> warner: in washington, president obama issued a statement marking the anniversary saying he joined in paying tribute to all who served and sacrificed in one of our nation's longest wars. earlier i spoke to jane arraf a reporter earlier, i spoke to jane arraf, a reporter for al-jazeera english and the christian science monitor, about today's violence in baghdad and life in post-war iraq. welcome jane. what is known about who or what's behind today's car bombings and suicide attacks? >> well, the finger, judy, is
of individual issues as opposed to being able to account for that 29% of all land the federal government operates that is now under your jurisdiction? >> it's a committed challenge. it's not that we don't know what to do. it's not that we don't have the tools. it is a tremendous challenge. it's not that we lack the commitment or the help and support of our partners. we have all of those things. we will get it done. >> so it's just a number of things you have to account for? >> it's a big job. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> banks are sitting with us to ask those questions. good questions. we will start off with questions if i could for deputy secretary. focus for a couple of minutes on the next steps of the department that will be taken to improve the management of the department. the chair recommends the -- independently validate the effectiveness and sustainability that authority been made. just ask how will you do that? and also what type of reports will be available to this committee so that we can monitor the progress that is occurring and meet our responsibilities for providing good
putting members on the government payroll. little traction has gained despite high-profile controversies. as i mentioned earlier, a saide ago, jesse jackson kim my wife's company work for the campaign? opinion was that yes, she can, unless -- as long as certain things are met. we know jesse jackson pled guilty to misusing thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal use. he clearly lost -- crossed the line. i think people are starting to think, maybe we should once again revisit what is happening, where is the line was -- with personal use? a few years earlier, there was a lot of scrutiny when the california sensitive -- , his wife'sve company was getting a 50% commission for his campaign. .- 15% commission people got caught up in the larger investigation into the lobbying scandal. he was never formally charged with wrongdoing, but that was an episode where people said earning commissions, is that appropriate? ?ost: what was the end result guest: nothing has changed. it is still legal. the whole compensation system is determined by the member of congress and his employees. or her
and will reveal his plans for future public service to us in just a few moments. >>> and government payroll has dropped 37,000 since the recession bottom, but private jobs have rocked 5.2 million higher. as i've said many times, lower spending and limited government, including government jobs, is good for the private economy. that is the real engine of the economic prosperity. >>> plus the supreme court this week will hear two important cases concerning same sex marriage. shouldn't the black robe masters leave the important social decisions to the states and their democratically elected legislatures or referenda? let the people decide. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up, in recent weeks, he's become a conservative super hero icon. that following his triumphant speeches at the national prayer service and the cpac political conference. dr. ben carson has a message to roll back obama care, deal with the crushing national debt, and even a bib llically based call r a flat tax. that's what i love. is he the conservative that can save the gop? here is the aforementioned dr. ben carson.
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